Regarded as one of the greatest lead singers in the history of rock music,   he was known for his flamboyant stage persona and four- octave vocal range. Born in in Zanzibar to Parsi parents from India, he attended English-style boarding schools in India from the age of eight, and returned to Zanzibar after secondary school. In , his family fled the Zanzibar Revolution , moving to Middlesex , England. Having studied and written music for years, he formed Queen in with guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor. He also led a solo career and served as a producer and guest musician for other artists. Mercury died in at age 45 due to complications from AIDS.
She is known for embracing various musical styles and reinventing her image throughout her career. Rihanna earned significant recognition following the release of her first two studio albums Music of the Sun and A Girl like Me , both of which were influenced by Caribbean music and peaked within the top ten of the US Billboard chart. Rihanna's third studio album, Good Girl Gone Bad , incorporated more elements of dance-pop and catapulted her to greater stardom, establishing her status as a sex symbol and a leading figure in the music industry. All four releases incorporated experimentation of various musical styles and consolidated Rihanna's international chart success, Unapologetic being her first number-one album in the US. Her eighth studio album, Anti , showcased her control over artistic creativity after her departure from Def Jam. It became her second US number-one album and featured the chart-topping single " Work ". Besides solo materials, Rihanna is a prolific featured artist, having collaborated with such musicians as Drake , Eminem and Calvin Harris to similar success.